BEGINNING OF HOTEL INDUSTRY• During the Greek and Roman era people began to travel.Romans were famous for an extensive network of organizedtravel routes (highways). This lead to a development of businesstravel.• Once the fall of the Roman Empire these routes fell intodisrepair and became quite dangerous to use. Very few peopletraveled and those who did, did so a great risks.• As we approach the medieval period, business people whooperated housing for travelers were considered crooks and werenot held in high regard. In early day the Code of Hammuranimade it illegal for landowners to charge for extra rooms in theirhomes. Penalty for charging travelers to use their homes wasexecution. The people who operated inns during this time wereoften retired gladiators that were used for slumming(prostitution) and drinking. These houses of sin were unsanitaryand carried a bad reputation.
• What could be considered the modern concept of a hotelderives from 1794, when the City Hotel opened in New YorkCity. It was purported to be the first building devotedexclusively to hotel operations. For it‟s time, the building wasquite large and possessed 73 rooms.• Opening of Tremont House Boston in 1829, Designed by IsaiahRogers : The first major breakthrough in the industry. This hotelwas considered by many to be the beginning of first classservice.• FEATURES :o 170 roomso Reception areao Private single and double rooms were available, which offerednot only privacy, but also security. Rooms had lockso Water pitchers and a washing bowlo Free soap was provided in each room.oThe Tremont House offered French cuisineo The first hotel to have a Bellboy.This hotel set the standard for luxury accommodations andfor the first time the concept of treating all customers with
Concept of The „BOUTIQUE Hotel:• “You can go clothes shopping at Macy‟s or you can go clothesshopping at one of these small boutiques in New York City. This hotelis going to be like the boutique of hotels.” --- Steve Rubell• Invented in New York in 1984.• Two businessmen, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, started the hotel"Morgans" on Madison Avenue, Manhattan. The main features werethe independence of the design and its uniqueness• The uniqueness lies in the fact that thesehotels are highly personalized and arecharacterized by :Limited number of roomsLimited space for eventsA small lobbyPersonalized serviceCultural heritage conservationSense of aestheticsRooms are individually crafted
ICE HOTELSAn ice hotel is a temporary hotel made up of snow, sculpted blocksof ice, and some steel framing. the ice hotels are reconstructed everyyear, and are dependent upon constant sub-freezing temperaturesduring construction and operation. The walls, fixtures, and fittings aremade entirely of ice, and are held together using a substance knownas snice, which takes the place of mortar in a traditional brick-builthotelThe Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi, about 17 kmfrom Kiruna, Sweden was the worlds first ice hotel. In 1989, Japaneseice artists visited the area and created an exhibition of ice art. In Spring1990, French artist Jannot Derid held anexhibition in a cylinder-shaped igloo in the area. One night there were norooms available in the town,so some of the visitors asked for permission to spend the night in the exhibition hall. They slept in sleeping bags on top of reindeerskin - the first guests of the "hotel."
House-Boat B004The owners made a cozy and comfortable accommodationinside, with two bedrooms, a study, a living room with a well equipped kitchen. The bathroom has a shower. It has a large deck where you can enjoy water and sun. Washing machine and dryer, two televisions and stereo are at your disposal.In India, there are houseboat hotels in kerela and kashmir. Features of Tharavadu house boats: Fully furnished living and bed rooms Separate Dining space Bedrooms attached bathrooms Sunbath decks Well-equipped kitchen Uniformed and well-trained staff Traditional Kerala, North Indian, andJain food Power from Solar panels On board safety precautions
GINGER HOTELS• Ginger is Indian hotel chain established by Roots CorporationLimited, and part of the Tata Group, a new brand under a categorycalled "Smart Basics Hotels". The first hotel was openedin Whitefield, Bangalore in June, 2004• The guiding principle behind Ginger‟s concept is the focus onkey facilities that meet the key needs of the traveler. Theprototype was launched as a no-frills hotel under the indiOnebrand. After fine-tuning the facilities and services, the companylaunched “smart-basics” hotels under the brand name “ginger”•These are self sufficient hotels with all modern facilities and havesuccessfully marketed this new hospitality paradigm, with itsinnovative aspects such as self check-in kiosks, wi-fi, ATM, meeting room, conference room, etc,and by doing awaywith traditional services such as in room service, multiplerestaurants and swimming pool.
The concept of Weekend Breaks• Hotels were traditionally meant for travelers visiting different citiesor countries.• Now there is a concept of short break/ weekend break as a specialoffer where you just leave work for a day and go for a luxurious shortbreak to a hotel.• The hotels usually include bed in breakfast, lunch , discounts onvarious services, and late checkout